Routes of The Week 1 – 8 January

Routes of The Week is a new feature here at The Networker. On Routes of the Week, I will be covering all of the most important route announcements, and updates of the week – so you can read them at your comfort in the weekend.


Week from 1 Jan – 8 Jan
  • Pakistan International Airlines from 19FEB resumes thrice weekly A310 service to Colombo, Sri Lanka from Karachi.
  • Asiana Airlines from 29MAR is launching thrice weekly 777 service to Istanbul, from Seoul.
  • flydubai from 14FEB launches four times weekly service to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its second destination in Bangladesh, after Chittagong.
  • Volaris from 30MAR launches daily service to Las Vegas from Guadalaraja aboard A319 aircraft. Las Vegas is its fifth US destination.
  • Dutch charter carrier ArkeFly from 24JUN launches twice weekly Orlando/Miami triangular service from Amsterdam.
  • Gulf Air from 28MAR resumes service to Geneva ( three weekly ) and Milan ( four weekly ) from Bahrain, aboard PrivatAir Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • China Eastern Airlines from 18JUN launches thrice weekly 73G service to Kathmandu, Nepal from Kunming. The carrier has been steadily expanding international service out of Kunming recently.
  • China Southern Airlines will be launching its Auckland service, nonstop from Guangzhou, on 08APR.
  • Korean Air announced its intention to launch its first A380 services to Tokyo ( NRT ), Hong Kong and Bangkok. The carrier has the lightest yet of, configuration for the A380, with only 407 seats onboard.
  • Norwegian announced that it hopes to conclude a codeshare agreement with Finnair by Q1 of 2011
  • LANChile from 1APR cancels service to Toronto. It currently operates the route five times weekly.
  • Alaska Airlines from 4JAN ended mainline service on its Seattle – Vancouver route. The route is now operated with Horizon Air Bombardier Q400s.

More links of interest

  • Pakistan International Airlines planned network changes
  • Delta Air Lines planned network changes
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